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Project history

Eyes for India is a non-for-profit community organisation that provides treatment to people living in India who suffer from operable cataracts, and who otherwise cannot  afford to treat due to poverty or lack of local health care facilities. 

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What does Eyes for India do?

We continue to raise public awareness of blindness in India, by supporting the Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital.Dr Jacob Prabhakar is the leading surgeon. 

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How many people can I help with my gift?

$75 - Gives Sight to 1 person
$375 - Gives Sight to 5 people
$1,500 - Gives sight to 20 people
$2,400 - Gives sight to everyone in an average size village.

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How does your Donation Help? 5 Easy steps:

Step 1

Dr. Jacob Prabhakar, medical director of Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital, heads a team of professionals who conduct screening clinics in rural communities to find candidates for surgical procedures which entails removing the defective lens and implanting an intraocular lens.

Step 2

Medical staff with their basic screening equipment travel to remote rural villages to find those needing cataract surgery.

Step 3

Patients selected for surgery are transported to a local hospital equipped for surgery, or to the Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital. Patients are prepared for the surgical procedure by trained personnel.

Step 4

Cataract surgery takes only 2-3 minutes for each patient. Patients are prepped in such a way that as many as 300 surgeries can be performed in just one day.

Step 5

After surgery, patients are kept up to three days for post-operative care and observation before they return to their home village.

Each patient is presented with a gift pack of materials in their own language, which is designed to improve their health and to help them understand that we care about their well-being and vision.

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